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Comedians Join Lineup for Roast of George Wendt, to Benefit Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund

Thursday Sep 7, 2017
Comedians Join Lineup for Roast of George Wendt, to Benefit Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund

The Second City is excited to announce "I Can't Believe They Wendt There: The Roast of George Wendt" on September 9, a night guaranteed to destroy one of the world's most beloved comedy legends, George Wendt -- all in the name of charity.

Roastmaster Jason Sudeikis, along with Roasters Bob Odenkirk, Betty Thomas, David Koechner, and a growing list of the biggest and brightest names in comedy will gather for this once-in-a-lifetime evening of comedy and camaraderie to benefit Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund, hosted at Chicago's iconic Mainstage at The Second City.

Alongside George Wendt, Roastmaster Jason Sudeikis, and previously announced Roasters Bob Odenkirk, Betty Thomas, and David Koechner will be Keegan-Michael Key ("Key & Peele"), Jeff Tweedy (Grammy-winning Wilco frontman), Tim Kazurinsky ("SNL"), Julia Sweeney ("SNL"), and David Rasche ("Veep").

"I Can't Believe They Wendt There: The Roast of George Wendt" is a once-in-a-lifetime night of comedy and camaraderie to benefit Gilda's Club Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund, hosted at Chicago's iconic Mainstage at The Second City.

The one-night-only performance will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60614) The show will begin at 7:00 pm.

Tax-deductible tickets for the "I Can't Believe They Wendt There: The Roast of George Wendt" are on sale now and are organized into three ticketing tiers.

Top-Shelf VIP Tickets ($3,000 each) include a pre-show VIP reception inside Second City's historic complex at 1959 Kitchen & Bar. Includes a photo opportunity with George & Jason. Appetizers and top shelf open bar service provided.

The 1959 Package ($1,959 each) features a backstage experience led by Second City's Behind the Bentwood tour guides including special surprise guests. Open bar & dinner in Mainstage Theater provided by the best of Chicago's classic cuisine is also included.

General Admission is also available ($1,000 each) and includes open bar & dinner in Mainstage Theater provided by the best of Chicago's classic cuisine.

Tickets are tax-deductible and can be purchased online at www.secondcity.com or by phone at 312-664-4032.

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